I don’t really know how I should describe “me” when none of the description and definition-tools works. I am not Christian Jew nor Muslim, not or Buddhist, atheist, capitalist or communist, not a follower of any possible thinkable imaginable movement in any new or older age and not I don't fit into any possible, thinkable, imaginable frame of “ism”. What am I then? …Hungry? Well, that is what my body is from time to time. And in the same way that my car needs fuel every now and then. But since I live in my body “my house and the vehicle”, I experience its hunger and fullness completely differently. I experience living in my body, but I am not my body. One may say; “heeey…just say I am a painter… end of story” Yes, I paint and I love it, but that is what I do and not who I am. But a dear friend of mine calls me “painter man” and I like that anyway. Then again, are you a good painter or a lousy one? Sometimes I feel like a master of universe and sometimes much lesser good and the next moment the most horrible, incompetent one in the entire existence and then, up again in the clouds in the next moments of painting… that’s the meaning of my beingness, experiencing waves. For me painting is a kind of inner necessity with all its moments of pleasure and joy, despair and doubt, pushing and moving me forward, painting after painting trying to solve previous problems and discovering new ones in order to better understand the anatomy of the beauty. Is my work a kind of art or piece of trash? Both and neither, it depends of course on the one eye of the beholder and the viewer’s point of view and perspective, but what is art? Asking this question is like asking what love is. Everyone knows what love is but when they are asked, no one can come up with a proper answer.
Here is a selection of what I worked with in previous years: On commission from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, I designed the CD cover, CD label, poster, booklet and gift box of the project Beacon for Freedom of Expression, Norway's gift to the new library in Alexandria in 2003. The gift was presented in Alexandria by the Minister of Culture and Church Affairs, Valgerd Svarstad Haugland. I produced two sets of the gift; the second set was presented as a gift to the State Library in Brussels by Queen Sonja in 2003.I have written and illustrated four books, a novel and three illustrated books for children. Thank you very much for your time visiting these pages.
Group exhibition [Paintings] Hadsel Kunstforening Gallery Apoteket, Stokmarknes 2015 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Siggeruds Galleri, Bodø 2013 Group/Traveling exhibition [Digital fine art] The Lumen Prize 2014 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Siggeruds Galleri, Bodø 2013 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Galleri Oksen, Porsgrunn 2011 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Galleri Atifex, Ålesund 2008 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Galleri Maerz, Molde 2008 Group exhibition [Paintings] Galleri Maerz, Molde 2007 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Sensorium Galleri, Stavern 2006 Group exhibition [Paintings] Galleri Oksen, Porsgrunn 2005. Solo exhibition [Paintings] Galleri Oksen, Porsgrunn 2004 Traveling exhibition [Paintings] Porsgrunn, Skien, Asker > Bærum, Jessheim, 2001 Solo exhibition [Illustrasjons] Sølvberget, Stavanger 2001 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Det Lille Galleri, Asker 2000 Group exhibitions [Paintings] Galleri V17, Oslo 1998 and 1999 Group exhibition [Paintings] Galleri Galtung, Oslo 1998 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Asker Bibliotek 1998 Solo exhibition [Paintings] Asker Samfunnshus, 1997
Reza [Novel 2015 Margbok Forlag] Zal den Hvithårede [Illustrated books for children, 1998 Solum Forlag]| Zal og Rudabe [Illustrated books for children, 2000 Solum Forlag] Rostæm [Illustrated books for children, 2002 Solum Forlag]
Travel and study grant, Norwegian Illustration Fund, 2003 Travel and study grant, Norwegian Writers for Children, 2001 Project grant, Norwegian Writers for Children, 2000 Project grant, Fund for Audio and Video 1997 Project grant, Fund for Audio and Video, 1999